Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obituary: Gail A. (Weitzel) Foye

MADISON- Gail A. Foye, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 28, 2008, from an apparent heart attack. She was born on Aug. 24, 1944, in Madison, the daughter of Walter and Genevieve (Otis) Weitzel. Gail graduated from Central High School. She was an avid reader. She also enjoyed ceramics, knitting, ships and sailing, and also loved flowers, especially yellow roses. She had a wonderful sense of humor and shared it with her family, friends, and especially her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed for her unselfishness and the love she had for her family. Gail is survived by three sons, Ronald S. (Rebecca) Foye of Sun Prairie, Timothy (Lori) Foye of Pickett and James D. (Tamela) Foye of Madison; her mother, Genevieve Cork of Madison; brothers and sisters, Dale (Bea) Weitzel of California, Darlene Reeson of Mount Horeb, Wayne Weitzel of Madison, Valerie (Larry) McCarthy of Poynette, Donald Jr. (Gerianne) Cork of Cross Plains, Thomas (Chris) Cork of Belleville, Virginia (Michael) Norland of Madison, Lora (Jim) Smith of Madison, Dean Cork of Madison and Terry (Robin) Cork of Madison; grandchildren, Ryan, Cassie, Brooke and Elizabeth Foye, Cierra, Callie, and Tommi Mangan; a sister-in-law, Joan (Dick) Curtan of Madison; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald "Pide" G. Foye Jr.; an infant sister, Lisa Kay; her father; and two brothers-in-law, Ray Reeson and Steve Foye. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Laurie Veenendaal officiating. Burial will be held at Arena Cemetery, Arena. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gail's family for future education of her grandchildren. The family wishes a special thank you to the Meriter Park Hospital staff on 11th floor and ICU, especially Holly Hanson for her loving care."Anchors Away!!" Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 30, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obituary: Annettie Marie (Germann) Montgomery - Class of 1961

PORTAGE/MADISON - Annettie Marie Montgomery, age 64 of Portage, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2008, at her home in Saddle Ridge in the arms of her husband. She was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Madison. Annettie graduated from Madison Central High School and went on to receive degrees in cosmetology, business middle management, bookkeeping, and travel and hospitality. She worked for over 20 years with the State of Wisconsin in the Departments of Revenue, Health and Social Services, and Unemployment Compensation. She also worked as a beautician, a travel agent, and unit clerk for the General Clinical Research Clinic and a receptionist scheduler in the Pain Clinic at UW Hospital. Annettie was an avid bowler for many years and had City High Series of 702 in 1984. When her children were young she was a Cub Scout den mother and later was very active in the East Madison Little League. She was also active with the Heart Association. She loved to travel and traveling with her was always an adventure. She enjoyed supporting the Madison Mallards at their home and away games. Annettie is survived by her husband, Brian; her son, Brian II (Stefanie Tuhus) and their children, Bolan, and Tyler; son, Brad (Jody Strasser) and their children, Madeline and Cole; and her brother, Robert, (Karen Tetzlaff) and their children, Mike and Joe. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and June Germann; her sister, Barbara; and a grandson, Jack. A memorial visitation will be held at the RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, all memorials can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 7818 Big Sky Drive, Suite 118, Madison WI 53719. Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 2418 N. Sherman Ave. (608) 249-8257

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 26, 2008

Note: Annettie Marie Germann's class year is based on information in the 1961 Tychoberahn where she is pictured among the graduating seniors.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Obituary: Doon Nging "Joe" Chow - Class of 1968

FREEPORT, ILL. - Doon Nging “Joe” Chow, 58, of Freeport, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

He was born on April 30, 1950, in Guangdong Province, China, the son of Don Ting Chow and Heng Hoy Lau.

Mr. Chow graduated from Central University High School in Madison, Wis., in 1968. He later graduated from Madison Business College in 1972 with a degree in business administration.

For 25 years he owned and operated Twin Dragons Restaurant in Freeport and was currently working at Swiss Colony in Monroe, Wis.

He married Karen King on May 27, 1979, in Freeport.

Joe attended Crossroads Community Church.

He immigrated to the United States at the age of 12.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Chow of Freeport; his mother, Heng Hoy Chow of Chicago; two sons, Chadwick Chow of Washington, D.C., and David Chow of Freeport; one daughter, Michelle Chow of Pueblo, Colo.; two brothers and three sisters; and one grandson, Jaidin Martz.

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home.

A memorial fund has been established in his memory.

Originally published in The Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois) on October 21, 2008.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obituary: Norman D. Dawson - Class of 1949

WYOCENA - Norman D. Dawson, age 77, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. Norman was born on June 18, 1931 in Madison, the son of Harry M. and Leone (Stargardt) Dawson. Norm graduated from Central High in Madison, He served his country in the Marine Corps from 1951 until 1954 in the Korean War receiving a purple heart. He was united in marriage to Marlene for 19 years.Norm worked for the U.S. Government as a Postal Carrier. He carried mail on rural routes in Madison then in Windsor. Norm was an avid outdoorsman. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Norm was known for his kind spirit and helping others in their recovery process of alcoholism. He was a leader in the AA program, and spoke on many occasions at the prison about the 12 step program. He is survived by his son, Michael Dawson of DeForest; his daughter, Doris "De" (Clifford "Tipper") Otis; granddaughter, Tanya Meyers; grandson, Chad Teubert; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor and Amelia; other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harry. Funeral services for Norman Dawson will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME in Pardeeville. Pastor Charles Case will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wyocena Cemetery. Full military rites will be presented by the Pardeeville American Legion Post 215 and the Pardeeville Veterans of Forein Wars Post. Visitation for Norm will be held on Monday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Pardeeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name. The Smith Funeral home in Pardeeville is serving the family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 19, 2008

Note: Norman Dawson's class year is based on information in the 1949 Tychoberahn, where his photograph appears among those of the graduating seniors.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Obituary: Bonnie Marie (Schaub) Hocking - Class of 1956

MADISON - Bonnie Marie Hocking, age 69, died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at HospiceCare. She was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Madison, the daughter of George and Jane (Doran) Schaub. She was a lifetime member of St. James Catholic Church and attended grade school there. She graduated from Central High School in 1956. Bonnie married Gordon Hocking in 1956. Bonnie was very proud of her grandchildren. Bonnie worked tirelessly catering for Ella's Deli and as an owner of Ella's with the love of her life Gordy. Bonnie was also a devoted employee of Dean Medical until her illness this year. Survivors include three daughters, Georgia (Bob) Clifford, Mary Lou (Dale) Rogers and Bobbette (Rod Keller) Hocking, all of Madison; seven grandchildren, Tina (Jennifer), Brian and Bonnie Rogers, Tonja (Jeff) St. Arnauld, Gordon (Michele), Audrey Clifford, Nathan Hocking and Ethan Carlson; a great-grandchild, Ava; a brother, Paul (Margaret) Schaub; two sisters, June (Peter) Sturgis and Doran (Ron) Holl; a special aunt, Audrey; nieces and nephews; and several cousins and friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gordy; an infant daughter, Audrey; and a sister, Betsy Alt. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1134 St. James Court, Madison, on Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. Monsignor Thomas Baxter will officiate with burial in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call after 9:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Church until the time of services on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family or HospiceCare. "Bonnie will always be remembered for her generous heart and helping hand." Joyce-Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 5701 Odana Road (608) 274-1000

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 9, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Obituary: Jill Ann Schiro Jamison - Class of 1968

WINNETKA, ILL./MADISON - Jill Ann Schiro Jamison, age 57, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care in Winnetka, Ill. Born and raised in Madison, Jill was a longtime resident. In 1979, she met and married Scott Jamison, also of Madison, and moved to Lexington, Kentucky to share their love of horses. In Lexington, both Jill and Scott worked at the fabled Spendthrift Farms. Jill's fondest memories from that period were of watching the foals romping with their mothers in the morning mist. In 1981 the couple's daughter Tyler was born. The family moved back to Wisconsin to start a horse farm on the Jamison country homestead in Muscoda, where their son Sean was born in 1984. During this time, they were owners in a racehorse, Hurdy Gurdy Man, trained by Wayne Lucas, and often raced by the renowned jockey, Angel Cordera. When Scott was offered a job as marketing manager for a thoroughbred track in Oklahoma, the family followed him there. Eventually, they returned to the Midwest, and resided in Winnetka, Illinois where Jill thoroughly enjoyed the role of wife and mother. Not ready to become an empty nester, when the children went off to college so did Jill, becoming house mother to the Delta-Delta-Delta sorority on Langdon Street, commuting between Madison and Winnetka. In those days, it was easy to find the "Tri Delt" house; the one with the spotless front yard. Jill worked tirelessly on that house, planting flowers, keeping greenery in front door pots, and making sure the girls all felt pride in their home away from home. The overarching theme of Jill's life was that of mother. She took immense pride in her role. Mother to her two wonderful children, Tyler and Sean. Mother to the foals she brought into the world. Mother to her sorority "daughters." Mother to her pets, Kodie and Spencer. Mother to her numerous nieces and nephews who have learned to care for others as she cared for them. During her illness, Jill became mother to herself balancing traditional and alternative treatments in her own way. She impressed dozens of healthcare workers of all disciplines with her tireless dedication to her health, nutrition and mind-body work. And they routinely went out of their way to help her on her journey. Jill is survived by her husband, Scott; her children, Tyler and Sean; her mother, Audrey Yost; her sisters, Jan (Schiro) Bawden and Carrie Schiro; and her brothers, Paul Schiro and Brian Schiro, and their families. She is preceded in death by her father, Damian. The family extends a grateful thank you to Jill's hospice team, Jan, Margaret, and Dr. Katz, and the entire staff of Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care, and Jill's spiritual guide, Bonnie Speno of Northshore Healing, who helped fill Jill's journey with dignity and grace. A lifelong lover of animals, Jill had suggested that memorials be made to the ASPCA at

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 5, 2008; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Obituary: Sandra Edge Johnson Emerson - Class of 1961

STOUGHTON - Sandra Edge Johnson Emerson, age 66, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family, due to lung cancer. She was born on May 28, 1942, the sixth of eight children to Carlos and Marion (Lincoln) Edge. Sandy graduated from Central High School. She enjoyed working in her yard, traveling, and gambling. Sandy will be greatly missed by her two shih tzus, TT and Freeway. She worked for many years in shipping and receiving for Cummins of Stoughton. Sandy is survived by her two sons, Scott (Lisa) Johnson and their daughter, Tonika, all of Seattle, Wash., and Jeff Johnson of Milwaukee; siblings, Patricia (Don) Easland, Carlos (Shirley) Edge, Peter (Jean) Edge, Gary (Caty) Edge, and Ginny Hoff; her stepfather, Ruben Hoff; and many relatives, friends, and cheerful neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Linda Gullickson and Theresa Winkler. Private family services will be held at a later date. A wonderful thank you to HospiceCare Inc., thank you to the University Hospital Cancer Clinic, and a very special thank you to Dr. Toby Campbell. Olson-Holzhuter-Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 206 W. Prospect Ave. Stoughton (608) 873-9244

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 1, 2008

Note: Sandra Edge's class year is based on information in the 1961 Tychoberahn, where her photograph appears among those of the graduating seniors.